Heat advisory in effect from Tuesday through Friday

Photos by Tom Rivers: These geese stop traffic on Sunday at about 6 p.m. when they crossed Route 31 in front of the Walmart in Albion.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 July 2020 at 9:04 am

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 1 p.m. Tuesday until 8 p.m. Friday for Orleans County and much of western and central New York.

The heat index values will be in the mid 90s Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, then near 100 Thursday and Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

“The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur,” the Weather Service said. “Warm overnight low temperatures will make it difficult to cool buildings without air conditioning.”

People are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible, the Weather Service suggested.

“Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location,” the Weather Service said. “Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.”

It was a long line of geese crossing the road.

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